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Tenn. teen dies after mixing morphine, Gatorade

Posted: 4:21 PM, Mar 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-29 23:50:35Z
Tenn. teen dies after mixing morphine, Gatorade
Tenn. teen dies after mixing morphine, Gatorade

Police suspect a cocktail of morphine and Gatorade is what killed a teenager in Cheatham County, Tennessee.

Detectives said the 17-year-old boy was found unresponsive Friday morning at a home in Joelton, Tenn..

The teen was transported to two separate hospitals in the Nashville area before he died shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Detectives believed the teen drank the mixture sometime Thursday night. A friend called police around 11:30 Friday morning when he wouldn’t wake up.

Authorities said they expect to charge the person who sold the drug to the teen with second-degree murder. They expected to learn more information once the autopsy and toxicology report returned.

Morphine and Gatorade is just the latest lethal cocktail that has claimed the life of a Tennessee teen. In January, two teens died after drinking a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew.